‘I’ll stay in touch’ – Timo Werner blames Tuchel for his Chelsea exit

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Timo Werner was signed by Frank Lampard in the summer of 2020.

The German international joined Chelsea from RB Leipzig for a fee of £47.5m, but his Chelsea career has been full of ups and downs, as he failed to re-establish his scoring record in the Bundesliga.

Werner played a huge role in helping Chelsea win the Champions League last year, but he has left the club for former side RB Leipzig after two seasons with Chelsea.

Werner has admitted that Chelsea would forever remain special to him, but he had to leave the club as he didn’t suit Thomas Tuchel’s tactics.

“For me, the fun of playing football is in the foreground,” he told the Einfach mal Luppen podcast.

“Of course, I had great success at Chelsea, but the fun got a bit lost in the end because I didn’t play regularly anymore.

“I think the coach’s system of play didn’t suit me perfectly. That’s why it was clear to me that I wanted to take a new step. I’m at an age where I want to play as much as I can.

“I really associate very great successes with Chelsea – the greatest of my career. It will always be a special club for me. I will also stay in touch with many of the players from the team.”